Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

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Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

Post#1 » Oct 13 2017 12:21

The relic mission is based around a single objective set into the center of the map. It must be claimed by an INFANTRY model, who can then move with it.

Well, Tau has an INFANTRY model that can start at the center of the map: stealthsuits. Oh, and they deploy during normal deployment, before those pesky Alpha Legion/Ravenguard/ratlings, and push them back.

So, your stealth suits basically get first shot at that relic, and can move the relic back at basically max speed (9''/turn). They do a LOT to win that game for Tau, though out in the middle they can be pretty exposed.
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Re: Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

Post#2 » Oct 13 2017 01:34

Alpha Legion & co get set up there during deployment as well. It's infiltration, not deepstrike.
Yes Infiltrating units are obviously really good in that mission but when both sides have them you really have to deploy first.

Also if you want to improve that tactic just take Shadowsun on top of your stealth suits. Let her carry the Relic and put the Stealth Suits and Drones between her and the opponent to benefit from the Character rule.

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Re: Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

Post#3 » Oct 14 2017 01:09

Now, I may be mistaken, but in pretty sure Alpha Legion and co set up BEFORE THE FIRST TURN, but after normal deployment, similar to old school infiltrate. Stealth suits set up during normal deployment, just with similar to infiltrate rules. It's a subtle difference.
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Re: Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

Post#4 » Oct 14 2017 06:52

I should have read properly. :P
FORWARD OPERATIVES
Alpha Legion Stratagem
The deceitful strategies of the Alpha Legion are as illusive as a
shadow and as tangled as a nest of vipers.

Use this Stratagem when you can set up an ALPHA
LEGION INFANTRY unit during deployment. You can
set up the unit in concealment instead of placing it on the
battlefield. At the beginning of the first battle round but
before the first turn begins, the unit emerges from its hiding
place – set it up anywhere on the battlefield that is more
than 9" away from any enemy models.


So yeah scratch that about Alpha Legion. The rest of what I said is still true though.
If someone has a similar ability to the Stealth Suits and can deploy first he can simply deny you the Relic the same way you planned to and giving Shadowsun the Relic so the enemy can't even shoot at the carrier is a good idea still as well. ;)

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Re: Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

Post#5 » Oct 17 2017 10:37

The only thing you'd really have to be careful about is a nurgling unit. They merely have to start outside of 12" of our deployment zone. As there are no other restrictions, they can start the game in melee with the stealth suits.

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